Some big news regarding the new FIM Supercross World Championship was announced last night, as the FIM has awarded SX Global the rights to manager and promote the series over the coming decade.
SX Global brings together the creators of the AUS-X Open Supercross Adam Bailey and Ryan Sanderson, alongside Tony Cochrane, the founding chairman and driving force behind the creation, development and growth of the V8 Supercars Championship in Australia.
According to the release “Complementing this highly experienced team will be one of the world’s leading financial powerhouses with an established track record of investment in global sport properties, to be announced when SX Global officially unveils its plans for the 2022 FIM Supercross World Championship along with confirmation of new partnerships early in the new year.”
Jorge Viegas – FIM President said: “After a strong and fruitful relationship over the last two decades between FIM, Feld Entertainment and AMA, it is now time to start a new journey to ensure a bright future for Supercross. In order to support the growth and commercial viability of the series, the FIM believes that SX Global has the expertise and the ability to deliver a first class FIM Supercross World Championship. The new series will offer exciting races thanks to the passion and extended experience of the SX Global team, with a plan that will gradually expand the Championship to new countries and territories across the world.”
Tony Cochrane – President SX Global added: “It’s been a tremendous journey over the past five months to bring our team together with some of the most experienced people in all facets of motorsports now coordinating a sharp focus on Supercross and its global expansion. We would very much like to thank the FIM for their strong support of our vision and plan and in particular its President, Jorge Viegas, who has shown great leadership in working to bring this together in such a short timeframe. Fans have been demanding world class Supercross in so many countries – it’s a special day for all of those fans and at the end of the day, fans are our No. 1 consideration.”
Back in June, Feld Entertainment, the promotional body of Monster Energy Supercross, announced it had ended its agreement with the FIM. The FIM has been involved with AMA Supercross for nearly two decades and sanctioned Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and FIM World Championship for a majority of that time.
Feld decided it would continue forward with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) as their official sanctioning body of Monster Energy Supercross for 2022 onwards.
No details of a schedule has been announced but the FIM press release stated that more information would be release in January 2022.
Main image: AUS-X Open